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(Insert surname) 1 (Name) (Instructors’ name) (Course) (Date) Economics Discussion Question three The increased deforestation coupled with the rampant pollution of water resources in the developing nations has both social and economic impacts on the residents of such nations. One the notable impacts of such unsustainable practices are the poor health conditions. The pollution of water resources exposes the communities that use water from such water bodies to a number of illnesses and this may result in death. Additionally, the increased deforestation exposes the citizens of such nations to property loss from wind actions since the trees that would act as windbreakers are already removed. Additionally, the continued deforestation negatively influences the agricultural production ( Condrea and Ionel 845) . This is because cutting down of trees exposes the agricultural land to soil erosion agents such as water and wind, which carries away the nutrients from such areas, and thus, reduces the fertility of the soil and subsequent reduction in soil fertility. The pollution of water resources, as well as deforestation, also causes poverty among the residents of the developing nations. This is because such forms of environmental disturbances create a shortage of clean water as well as the raw materials and services that can be accrued from the forests. The reduced supply of such products and services creates an increased demand,
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